The San Angelo Health Department is opening the doors to their clinic for three extra Fridays in August. Dana Winter has the story.
Dana Winter KLST News reports: It's back to school season. That means school supplies, and for many, a visit to the doctor. Nurse Lorina Rodriguez at the San Angelo Health Department gives a lot of shots at this time of year. Lorina Rodriguez says, "it's more between the four and six year olds and your seventh graders that need their meningitis, tdap, and chicken pox." The clinic is usually only open on Tuesday, but with the increased number of people to be seen, they're having additional back to school immunization days. Rodriguez says last Tuesday they had a line out the door.
She states, "we see kids 18 and under that do not have insurance or that are on medicade only. We need to have them bring their updated shot record and their medicade card. We cannot see anybody without a shot record."
Winter: "They offer a variety of shots here for back to school, so anything you need, you can get in one place." Rodriguez adds they only take cash or local check and will have one more back to school immunization clinic next Friday.
The price per visit per child is $22. The clinic also sees adults without insurance. The price for them is $22 per vaccine.
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